AMG’s stellar line-up of heroic men and machines for the 2017 FOS (29th June - 2nd July) is a not-to-be-missed occasion to celebrate a special birthday. Aufrecht, Melcher and Grossaspach is 50 this year.
With a bigger range of go-faster Mercs than ever and increasing product autonomy within the Mercedes family, Daimler’s performance division has plenty to celebrate. AMGs classic and modern, road and track, will be at FoS, on display in the Mercedes-AMG pavilion as well as blasting up the hillclimb.
Taking on the hill on the Sunday in his 2014 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport F1 W05 Hybrid will be one of FoS’s favourite people: the World Champion Nico Rosberg. Driving duty in the F1 car on the Saturday falls to the equally popular Valtteri Bottas.
Promising to be just as much of a crowd favourite charging up the 1.16 mile climb is the Red Pig, a replica of the 300 SEL 6.8 that AMG raced in the 1971 24-hours at Spa. It’s the limo that beat sports cars to come home second overall…